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20/01/2022 Day 20

1Sam 18:6-9; 19

Thursday in the Second Week in Ordinary Time – Year II
Readings on p. 740 and Antiphons on p. 724 of the Daily Missal.

Entrance Antiphon.

All the earth shall bow down before you, O God, and shall sing to you, shall sing to your name, O Most High!


First Reading: 1 Samuel 18:6-9; 19:1-7

A reading from the First Book of Samuel.

In those days:
As they were coming home
when David returned from slaying the Philistine,
the women came out of all the cities of Israel,
singing and dancing, to meet King Saul,
with timbrels, with songs of joy, and with instruments of music.
And the women sang to one another as they made merry,
“Saul has slain his thousands,
and David his ten thousands.”
And Saul was very angry,
and this saying displeased him;
he said, “They have ascribed to David ten thousands,
and to me, they have ascribed thousands;
and what more can he have but the kingdom?”
And Saul eyed David from that day on.

And Saul spoke to Jonathan his son and to all his servants,
that they should kill David.
But Jonathan, Saul’s son, delighted much in David.
And Jonathan told David,
“Saul my father seeks to kill you;
therefore take heed to yourself in the morning,
stay in a secret place and hide yourself;
and I will go out and stand beside my father
in the field where you are,
and I will speak to my father about you;
and if I learn anything I will tell you.”

And Jonathan spoke well of David to Saul his father,
and said to him,
“Let not the king sin against his servant David;
because he has not sinned against you,
and because his deeds have been of good service to you;
for he took his life in his hand and he slew the Philistine,
and the Lord wrought a great victory for all Israel.
You saw it, and rejoiced;
why then will you sin against innocent blood
by killing David without cause?”

And Saul listened to the voice of Jonathan;
Saul swore, “As the Lord lives, he shall not be put to death.”

And Jonathan called David,
and Jonathan showed him all these things.
And Jonathan brought David to Saul,
and he was in his presence as before.

The Word of the Lord.



Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 56:2-3.9-10ab.10c-11.12-13 (R. 5b)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. In God I trust; I shall not fear.

In God I trust; I shall not fear.
Have mercy on me, O God,
for people assail me;
they fight me all day long and oppress me.
My foes assail me all day long:
many fight proudly against me.

You have kept an account of my wanderings;
you have placed my tears in your flask;
are they not recorded in your book?
Then my foes will turn back
on the day when I call to you.

This I know, that God is on my side.
In God, whose word I praise,
in the Lord whose word I praise.

In God I trust; I shall not fear.
What can man do to me?
I am bound by the vows I have made you.
O God, I will offer you praise.

R/. In God I trust; I shall not fear.

Please stand for the Gospel.

Alleluia, Alleluia.
Our Saviour Christ Jesus abolished death
and brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel.



Gospel: Mark 3:7-12

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark.

At that time:
Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the sea,
and a great multitude from Galilee followed;
also from Judea and Jerusalem and Idumea
and from beyond the Jordan and from about Tyre and Sidon
a great multitude, hearing all that he did, came to him.
And he told his disciples to have a boat ready for him
because of the crowd, lest they should crush him;
for he had healed many
so that all who had diseases pressed upon him to touch him.
And whenever the unclean spirits saw him,
they fell down before him and cried out,
“You are the Son of God.”
And he strictly ordered them not to make Him known.

The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon. You have prepared a table before me, and how precious is the chalice that quenches my thirst.

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